The Student Support Services program mission is to provide participants with individualized assistance that contributes to their academic achievement, enabling them to accomplish their educational and career goals.
As mandated by Congress, the students served must demonstrate an academic need for assistance and be from a family of limited income or a family where neither parent has received a four-year college degree. Participants also include students with disabilities. A total of 300 students at UW-Eau Claire currently participate, joining more than 4,000 other students who have been involved in this program since it was established at UW-Eau Claire.
Student Support Services is funded by a federal TRIO grant of $399,613 for the 2017-18 program year. This funding accounts for 100% of the project's total costs.